Volunteer Opportunities

Choose one of the options below or go to to check out more than 300 other volunteer options from local nonprofits, schools and public partners. Or call United Way at 860-1677.


The Richmond Historical Society is seeking volunteers ages 21 and older to serve as weekend guides at the Old Round Church, a National Historic Landmark. Guides serve three-hour shifts, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. and open and close the church, greet visitors and supervise card/memorabilia sales. Training provided. Contact Martha Turner at 434-6453 or email


Hinesburg Community Resource Center is looking for friendly folks to run “Twice as Nice,” its thrift shop. Volunteers provide customer service, keep the shop tidy, accept donations, put out new merchandise and help educate the public about the store’s mission to respond to the needs of Hinesburg residents. Flexible scheduling. Contact Laura Hoopes at 482-3203 or email


Vermont Foodbank distributes millions of pounds of food to Vermonters experiencing hunger and relies on volunteers to help make this happen. Volunteers, age 14 and older, are needed to sort and pack food donations to be distributed to food shelves, meal sites and individuals throughout the state. Flexible scheduling. Contact Hanna Snyder at 476-3341 or email


The Schoolhouse Learning Center is seeking board members with some non-profit experience with organizational development, fundraising, law or education. It is also looking for a school-year volunteer to help in its weekly farm to school activities, including meal preparation, with elementary students. Background check required. Contact Liz Shayne at 658-4164 or email


Green Mountain Animal Defenders has a robust agenda of events during the year and needs volunteers to help plan fundraising events such as bake sales, raffles, silent auctions, yard sales, etc. They are also looking for a volunteer familiar with search engine optimization to help them achieve the maximum potential for website visibility. Flexible scheduling. Contact Sharon MacNair at 861-3030 or email


The Nature Conservancy of Vermont is looking for volunteers, 16 years and older, to help prepare the trails at natural areas throughout the state on the following schedule: Williams Woods in Charlotte on June 21 and 23 and Chickering Bog in Calais on July 21, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at each location. Call 229-4425 or email


The American Cancer Society needs drivers in Chittenden County to help transport cancer patients to and from medical appointments. The Road To Recovery program drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so patients can receive the lifesaving treatments they need. Drivers also provide encouragement and support. Must be 18 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license, good driving history, a safe and reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance. Call 1-800-227-2345 or visit for more.